The chairman of the Phuket Pro Challenge organising team, Kobchai Peerapairoj, told The Phuket News that the tournament aimed to encourage junior golfers and other amateurs to become golfing professionals, as well as offering an opportunity to develop their tournament golfing knowledge.
The competition format matches each amateur golfer who enters with a golfing professional, either a Teaching Pro, Senior Pro or Pro Tour player.
The first tournament day on March 2 is already fully booked, but five more Phuket Pro Challenge tournament days will be held over the next few months.
These are on Tuesday, April 2, at the Laguna Phuket Golf Club; Saturday, May 4, at Phuket Mission Hills; and Saturday 8 June, at Rajjapracha Golf Course.
Two further tournament days will be held at Blue Canyon's Lakes Course, and again at the Phuket Country Club, at dates yet to be confirmed.
The prizes for different days of the tournament range from B50,000 to B100,000, while green and caddy fees for each player vary from B1,700 to B2,000, depending on the venue.
With each tournament day limited to 48 players, Mr Kobchai said that interested golfers should register as soon as possible.
For more information, contact one of the organisers: Kobchai Peerapairoj, 081 691 3467; Praphan Kantagoon 081 536 5344; or Prajuab Subchareon, 081 607 2672.